Billy Shew has pursued a life in music for over 30 years. He got his first guitar at the age of 5 and started taking lessons at the age of 8. While moving around the country at a young age, he got to experience the music culture of the different communities including a time overseas with his Aunt from Zaire Africa. While in college, he studied classical guitar and mathematics. He has been playing professionally around the Pacific Northwest for the last 17 years playing in the local bars and hosting open blues jams during the week, which makes up a good 4 to 5 nights worth of music. He has played with his own band and continues to do so, but also plays with a country band, 8 Second Ride, and fills in with other bands when guitar is needed. Billy Shew has 3 albums to his credit that are presently available everywhere music is sold and streamed: After Midnight, Bootlegged At Dawsons, and Look At Me Now. Billy Shew is a lover of all types of music especially country and jazz/blues. His influences are the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Johnson, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Danny Gatton, Johnny Hilland, Randy Rhoad, Robben Ford, Neil Schon, Larry Carlton, John Denver, and Dave Mathews.